First film on bin Laden raid pulls 2.7 million viewers

By Hindustan Times

About 2.7 million viewers watched television premiere of the first movie about the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the National Geographic Channel has said.

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden caused a stir when it was announced in October that it would screen on the American cable channel just two days before the US presidential election.

Fueling the buzz was the fact that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama, was among the backers of the 90-minute action thriller.

The National Geographic Channel, part of conservative media tycoon Rupert Mudoch's global empire, said on Monday SEAL Team Six was its top-rated show of 2012, and the sixth most watched in its history.

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